Physical Science

Mission

The Physical Science Department is a learning community dedicated to:

  • delivering undergraduate instruction for physics and physics education majors
  • offering physics courses suitable for students majoring in other fields
  • offering general education requirement science courses in support of the university’s liberal arts curriculum
  • supporting a two year transfer program for students majoring in engineering
  • providing a positive environment for students, staff and faculty

Physics graduates obtain a strong diversified background in science and mathematics which will qualify them to enter various areas of employment in industry, government or secondary education or for entrance into graduate programs in physics, engineering and many other disciplines. Students who plan to do graduate work in engineering should, with the help of a faculty adviser, select their free electives in the area they plan to enter.

The physics area of the Chemical and Physical Sciences Department participates in cooperative two-year pre-engineering programs which allow students to complete the first two years of an engineering degree at Missouri Southern and then transfer to an engineering school to complete the remaining two years of the degree.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) majoring in:

Minors:

Chemical and Physical Sciences

Contact:
Marsi E. Archer, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Professor of Chemistry
Office: Reynolds Hall 221
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
417.625.9541

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